Tlaib and Omar's Attempted Israel Trip Was Funded By Terror Linked Organization
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Radical congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were recently denied entry into Israel after they planned to hold protests against Israel in favor of their radical BDS movement.
According to a recent report, the original planned trip was sponsored by a Palestinian based organization which has many members who support terrorist activities.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
The trip was sponsored by the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy, better known as Miftah.
Despite billing itself as a peaceful organization dedicated to promoting Palestine’s democratic institutions, Miftah for years has carried notable ties to terrorist sympathizers, has openly accused Israel of atrocities and supports the boycott of Israeli products.
Hanan Ashrawi, the founder and chair of the Miftah board of directors, brushed off Palestinian terrorist attacks during a January 2017 interview by saying they are “seen by the people as resistance. And you cannot somehow adopt the language of either the international community or the occupier by describing anybody who resists as terrorists.”
Miftah’s own website describes Wafa Idrees, a female suicide bomber, as one of a few young women who chose to “join the ranks of the resistance movement.” Idrees detonated herself in January 2002, killing an 81-year-old and wounding another 150 Israelis.
Miftah was forced to retract and apologize in 2013 for an article published on its website that accused the Jewish people of using “the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover.” The Ramallah-based organization had originally defended the writing, but reversed course amid massive outcry.
The Palestinian group holds membership with the Aman Coalition, which has accused Israel of “stealing,” and having “racist goals,” according to the NGO Monitor. Miftah is also a member of the Palestinian NGO Network, which has refused to add its signature to the anti-terror clause, a condition for U.S. government funding.
Israel announced on Thursday that they were barring radical anti-Semitic congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country.
The decision from Israel came after Omar and Tlaib announced their BDS resolution which is not only anti-Israel, but also anti-Semitic. The resolution goes as far to compare Israel to Nazi Germany.
Shortly after Israel made their decision, Tlaib reached out to Israel's interior minister Aryeh Deri, pleading with him to let her into the country so she could visit her 90 year old grandmother.
Deri accepted Tlaib's request which was later shot down by Tlaib herself.
“Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib just tweeted that she will not visit Israel. Last night, she sent me a letter asking me to allow her to visit her grandmother, who is in her 90s, because ‘this might be my last opportunity to see her.’ I agreed to this humanitarian request, but it turns out that it was just a provocation aimed at embarrassing Israel,” Deri slammed in a tweet.
Deri's tweet comes after radical congresswoman Tlaib took to Twitter to announce that she would not visit her grandmother because of "racism."
“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my city to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies,” Tlaib tweeted.
“Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” she added.
According to a letter acquired by CNN, Tlaib promised she would not promote boycotts against Israel during her trip if she could see her grandmother.
“This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit,” she wrote.
After Israel granted her request, Tlaib immediately shot it down which suggests that the whole ordeal was a simple attention grab by Tlaib.
Back in 2017, Israel introduced a law which would prohibit foreigners from entering the country who “knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel.”
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu also explained why Omar and Tlaib would not be allowed to enter.
“As a vibrant and free democracy, Israel is open to any critic and criticism, with one exception: Israel’s law prohibits the entry of people who call and operate to boycott Israel, as is the case with other democracies that prevent the entry of people whose perception harms the country,” Netanyahu said.
“The two-member congressional visitation plan shows that their intent is to hurt Israel and increase its unrest against it,” he continued.
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